1972: W. Michael Jarema served in Western Samoa in Apia beginning in 1972

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By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-70-240-139-65.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 8:25 am: Edit Post

1972: W. Michael Jarema served in Western Samoa in Apia beginning in 1972

1972: W. Michael Jarema served in Western Samoa in Apia beginning in 1972

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer W. Michael Jarema can be contacted at maltjakeafirstondcom

Country of Service: Western Samoa

Training Group: 10, I think.

Cities you served in: Apia

Arrival Year: '72,

Departure Year: '74

Work Description:


Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Uganda, #10 '72 - '72 - Education
Fiji, #10 '74 - '96 - Public Relations

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I continued working in Fiji from 1976 - 1996 under a variety of local contracts and my own businesses. I went as a single guy and returned married with 8 children. We moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where (big families are the norm)and life has been very good to us. My wife Elizabeth (from Fiji) and I miss the excitement of living overseas and look forward to the next opportunity to take us there.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

The world and the Peace Corps has changed a great deal in the last 40 years, however I'm sure the richness of the experience is still as thrilling and memorable today as it was in my time.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Keeping in touch with everyone was always difficult and I've lost touch with most if not all of my past RPCV's. However, with the Internet I can't beleive how easy it is and how I may once again be able to get back in touch with many of them. Thanks for the opportunity.

Originally posted: October 23, 2004

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By Elizabeth Jarema (c-24-2-92-118.hsd1.mn.comcast.net - on Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 12:45 am: Edit Post

I am looking for a Peace Corp volunteer nick name Chuck. I don't know his real name. He was stationed in Nabouwalu, Bua the island of Vanua Levu in the Fiji Islands somewhere around 1970 - 1974. Can't remember much what he was doing there but he was a good friend of my dad Dan Cavu and the first white man I ever saw. I would really love to see or talk to him again.
Please contact me.

By Terence Ziru (adsl87.254.71.53.manx.net - on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 8:58 am: Edit Post

I have come across a Mike Jarema who has spent time in Fiji during the late 70's...Im looking for a M.Jarema who may have spent time associated with the University Of South Pacific in one way or another.

I am the son of 'Ronald Ziru'(from the Solomon Islands)who was an old friend of a M.Jarema, and talks of his days in medical school riding with a Mike on his motor bike.
He has felt so attached to his so called white brother that his last son is named after a Mike Jarema.

Should this be a dead end,I would appreciate any other help if available. Thanks

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